Installation for sorting articles by weight and shape

Classifying – separating – and assorting solids – Sorting special items – and certain methods and apparatus for... – Separating means

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209629, 209696, 209704, 209707, 209930, 198692, B07C 102

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047637935

ABSTRACT:
A sorting installation for separating a first type of articles from a second type of articles fed mixed to the sorting installation. The articles of the first type are relatively light and substantially two-dimensional, while the articles of the second type are relatively heavy and substantially three-dimensional. There is provided an article-supporting surface which receives the first and second type of articles in a generally mixed state and which has a length dimension and a width dimension perpendicular to the length dimension. The article-supporting surface is inclined to the horizontal in a direction parallel to the width dimension for causing primarily the second type of articles to move by gravity downwardly on the article-supporting surface transversely to the length dimension and laterally off the article-supporting surface. There is also provided a conveyor travelling parallel to the article-supporting surface in a travelling direction oriented at an angle to the width dimension for forwarding primarily the first type of articles on the article-supporting surface parallel to the travelling direction and transversely to the width dimension.

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